Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the primary setting for the first six books of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. It is a fictional British boarding school of magic for around 600 witches and wizards between the ages of 11 and 17. The school has numerous charms and spells on and ...

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What do wizards do for higher education? [duplicate]

In the Potterverse, what do wizards do after they leave Hogwarts to continue their education? Are there any wizarding universities?
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In canon, has anyone other than Hagrid been expelled?

The following sentence from this question got me thinking. Being expelled has extreme consequences, as we see with Hagrid - your wand is snapped and you're consigned to a life on the confines of ...
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What is this Hogwarts Tower?

I recently went to Harry Potter world, towards the end is a huge model of Hogwarts they used to film the outside shots. I noticed this tower It stands a long way (over the other side of the ...
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Can Hogwarts students belong to multiple Houses?

On the surface of it, this sounds like a ridiculous question. Every student in the books is described as a Slytherin, a Gryffindor, a Hufflepuff, or a Ravenclaw. There aren't even any "unaffiliated" ...
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Into which house was Rowling sorted?

I've heard that JKR is both a Gryffindor and a Hufflepuff, so I'm not sure what to believe. Has J. K. Rowling revealed the house into which she was sorted, and has her answer been consistent?
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Did any students obtain the power to become an animagus during the Harry potter story line?

In the books we learn that James, Sirius, Pettigrew all became animagi while at school. Professor McGonnagell was obviously an animagus from well before Harry Potter was even born. Did any students ...
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Did Dumbledore unnecessarily hinder the life-chances of students by cancelling all exams in Chamber of Secrets?

I know I'm not the only person to think of this (in part due to this Tumblr post) but why did Dumbledore/McGonagall cancel all the exams at the end of Chamber of Secrets? [TRANSCRIPTION]: So ...
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Who determined the rightful owner of the Hogwarts Headmaster's office?

When Dolores Umbridge effectively orchestrates a Ministry-led coup of Hogwarts to become Headmistress in Order of the Phoenix the Head's office bars her from entering. "The Fat Friar told me-" he ...
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Does the exterior appearance of Hogwarts really change throughout the series?

The exterior appearance of Hogwarts castle has a unique and easily recognisable look. This article is about the incredible detailed model of the castel, that has been used for every film in the ...
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Does Harry Potter know about Harry Potter World?

The Harry Potter series takes place in our universe, the real London and Scotland and so on. It is clear that, for the most part, muggles are supposed to be unaware of the existence of the wizarding ...
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What clubs or school organizations exist in Harry Potter?

Inspired by this question, what clubs are there in Harry Potter, overall? This includes both school clubs and organizations, as well as clubs for adult wizards. This includes all media, so film-only ...
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What clubs was Hermione involved in?

As there are several clubs like the "Charms Club", etc in Hogwarts, is there a canonical answer for the question: What clubs was Hermione involved in? I was more curious about Hermione, as she was a ...
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Why is the Hogwarts crest / coat of arms plus motto canon?

Specifically: why does everyone refer to the art that is reproduced at the beginning of most HP editions (complete with motto) as the actual crest of Hogwarts and not just like any other piece of ...
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How did Newt graduate from Hogwarts if he got expelled?

JK Rowling revealed1 on twitter that Newt Scamander got expelled from Hogwarts. J.K. Rowling @JK_Rowling Dumbledore was a young teacher at the time Newt was expelled. He wasn't able to revoke ...
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Why did Albus Dumbledore wear Marvolo Gaunt's Ring [duplicate]

So I was wondering and going back to Harry Potter recently and i was trying to figure out why did Dumbledore wear Marvolo Gaunt's Ring. The ring that Dumbledore had expertly deduced was an Horcrux was ...
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The tunnel between the Room of Requirement and Hogsmead?

Did someone create the tunnel a very long time ago, or did the Room of Requirement create it as soon as Neville and co got hungry? And how did he get into a tunnel while being in a room starting on ...
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If Defence Against the Dark Arts in Harry Potter is bloody, why didn't Dumbledore neutralised the jinx? [duplicate]

If there is a jinx on the occupation or not is heavily debated. I would like to know: why did Dumbledore not do something about it; he had a lot of trouble with finding masters for his school. He is ...
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Why isn't Draco Malfoy behind bars in Azkaban?

He used, at least, one Unforgivable Curse: The Imperius Curse (Imperio). Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody): "But first, which of you can tell me how many Unforgivable Curses there are?" ...
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How do the Hogwarts staircases move in the books?

When I read the Harry Potter books, I imagined the whole "the staircases change" thing to be more like the weeping angels from Doctor Who in that they change when you're not looking or without you ...
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Does the Ministry of Magic know if an underage student casts an unforgivable curse in the Room of Requirement?

It is believed that the Room of Requirement is unplottable, it's known that the Ministry doesn't trace unforgivable curses performed by adult wizards and that although the Ministry can detect the use ...
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How big is Hogwarts?

How big is Hogwarts in Harry Potter? Or how much do we know about that from the books? The information for this seems to be quite scattered, so I wondered how much one can find out. I am mainly ...
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What spells, enchantments, charms and potions do we know were taught in the second year of Hogwart's curriculum?

A follow-up question to this one covering the first year. As stated in the previous question, I'm writing a strictly canonical fanfic, and I don't want to make up spells as a deus ex machina, as this ...
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Why did the founders think boys were less trustworthy?

'Me,' said Ron, who was still rather dishevelled. 'I didn't realise that would happen. It's not fair!' he added to Harry, as the girls headed off for the portrait hole, still giggling madly. ...
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If there are students of other religions at Hogwarts, why are only the Christian holidays celebrated?

We have a Word of God statement that there is at least one Jewish wizard at Hogwarts - it's in a question here somewhere. But if so, why are only the Christian holidays celebrated? Shouldn't they ...
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Why are people surprised that Hogwarts is non-apparateable?

Most Wizarding dwellings are shielded against Apparation. “Professor, why couldn’t we just Apparate directly into your old colleague’s house?” “Because it would be quite as rude as kicking ...
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Where did Hogwarts' building materials come from?

It is known Who built Hogwarts?, but what did they use to build the castle physically? There was obviously magic used to for the construction (changing floor plan, Room of Requirement, etc.). This ...
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How wealthy were the founders of Hogwarts?

It seems to me that in order to not only found, but create a school from the ground up, the founders of Hogwarts would need to have some investment capital. For 4 people to do this, they'd either ...
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Who teaches what classes after the Second Wizarding War?

After WWII (Wizarding War II), who went to teach each one of the classes? Minerva Mcgonagall became the Headmistress, and IIRC the DADA teacher is no longer present (having been replaced by ...
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Who expelled Hagrid?

In trying to determine who has the authority to expel students from Hogwarts, the subject of Hagrid's expellation was raised. Did Headmaster Dippet expel Hagrid or did the Ministry of Magic? Is it ...
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Who came first; The Four Founders or the Peverell Brothers?

After seeing these two questions, it got me wondering about the the question I am asking. Was Harry related to Salazar Slytherin? Were the Peverell brothers and Salazar Slytherin related? In the ...
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What does it take to be expelled from Hogwarts?

The only person we know who was expelled from Hogwarts was Hagrid and his transgression was quite big: Harry was threatened several times to be expelled but it never came to that, even when he ...
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How do the Weird Sisters' Instruments Work? [duplicate]

This picture, which I found on the Harry Potter wiki, is of the Weird Sisters, the wizarding band from the Yule Ball. In the picture, you can see that one of them at least is playing what seems to be ...
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How far do the grounds of Hogwarts extend through the Forbidden Forest

"Of course," said Moody, taking a swig from his flask. "Took a leaf out of your book, Potter. Summoned it from my office into the forest. He wasn't anywhere on there." "So he did ...
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Harry Potter after Hogwarts? [duplicate]

After Hogwarts, Harry and Ginny have children, but from what I remember, it doesn't mention what he does for a living, nor does it mention what Ron and Hermione do. At one point, I distinctly ...
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What spells, enchantments and charms do we know were taught in the first year of Hogwart's curriculum?

I'm about to write a fanfiction based in the Harry Potter universe, but I want it to be strictly canonical. A lot of fanfics invent spells of their own similar to Eliezer Yudowsky's satirical Fixus ...
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What actually is Arithmancy?

A subject taken by some students at Hogwarts is Arithmancy. Throughout the Harry Potter series, we don't seem to be given much information as to what arithmancy actually is. For example, Defence ...
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Who created the Room of Requirement?

The Room of Requirement is a very useful secret feature of Hogwarts, but how did it get there in the first place? Was it included (created or requested) by the Four Founders when they had the place ...
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Why was Hogwarts chosen to host the Triwizard tournament?

I'm looking for canon for what the process was that chose Hogwarts to host the Triwizard Tournament after its reinstatement in GoF. Anything JKR said, preferably.
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What did muggle-borns do before Hogwarts?

We learn on Pottermore that muggle-borns are found by a magical quill in Hogwarts. They then receive their letter, which identifies them as a wizard, and they join the magical community. What did they ...
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Why was Sirius locked in such an accessible room?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius is caught and locked in Flitwick's office. This is easily accessible by the thirteenth window to the right of the West tower. Someone could just fly up, with any of ...
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Why is there a cannon at Hogwarts?

In the Triwizard Tournament in the HP and the Goblet of Fire film, a cannon is used at the start of each of the three tasks. It can be seen e.g. in this video clip: ...
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Which “one hundred rules” did Harry and Ron break to find the Chamber of Secrets?

Towards the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Professor McGonagall says that Harry and Ron broke "a hundred school rules". “Very well,” Professor McGonagall prompted him as he paused, ...
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How do children from Hogsmeade come to Hogwarts?

Consider a family that's living in Hogsmeade. Do they have to bring their children to London (Kings Cross) when they're going to be sent to Hogwarts or can they just bring them into the school ...
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Do owls deliver only in fixed daily windows?

If I recall correctly, owls deliver only at breakfast. Who enforces lining up owls at a gate till breakfast? May students receive mail outside of breakfast time? Wild out-of-universe guess: It ...
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How many ways are there of getting to Hogwarts?

We know that most students get to Hogwarts by train, and that Harry Potter and Ron Weasly arrived by flying car, but are there other ways to get to the school?
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Where is Hogwarts?

We are introduced to the famous Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series. But where on, say a map, is it? A location relative to some other know spot is also acceptable. ...
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How Hogwarts' teachers find where Muggle-born witches and wizards live? [duplicate]

I've read this in The Quill of Acceptance and the Book of Admittance on Pottermore, and the answers in: How and when did Hermione find out she's a witch?. We know that a member of Hogwarts' ...
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How many Hogwarts students changed year from book to film?

As requested by rand al'thor, a follow-up question to How many Hogwarts students changed House from book to film?: How many Hogwarts students changed year from book to film? In the book series, we ...
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How many Hogwarts students changed House from book to film?

The only example I can think of is Padma Patil: Ravenclaw in the books, Gryffindor in the films. Were there any other Hogwarts students who were in one House in the books but in a different one in ...
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Stealing or obtaining another House's common room password

It seems that entry to House common rooms is through audibly validating a password with whoever guards the door. Is this the case for all Houses? If so, would it be easy for someone to conceal ...